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My buddy ‘the Beave’ brought this little gem to the party.  He paid $9 for it, which is the price of all three wines we tasted that day.

I love Spanish wines, the Tempranillo grape is delicious and flexible.  Serious wines made from the varietal are long lived, complex and rewarding to cellar.  Wines like the Tridente are made in an easier style, meant to be consumed without cellaring and offer tremendous value.  This wine was a stunner.  It was everything you could want in an everyday wine and delivered it with style for under $10.  Dark cherries and judicious oak give way to some spice box and earth.  The tannins are present yet not too dry.  The mouthfeel is great and makes this wine equally good with or without food.  I gave it 86 points and reckon it is a 4 star wine worthy of looking out for.  Salut….